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Nominations now open for 2011 Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards

Published by Julia Salerno, March 29, 2011.

Zerofootprint, a climate change awareness organization, and its partner the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, announced that it is now welcoming nominations for the 2011 Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards, an annual competition that celebrates the year's most successful, holistic building retrofitting projects from around the world.

The Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards invites the best minds in architecture, design, building, and engineering to submit green building projects that demonstrate the innovative use of energy retrofitting technologies. Retrofitting and re-skinning involve the use of design solutions to dramatically reduce the environmental footprint of older, energy-inefficient buildings. This competition seeks to recognize the year's most progressive retrofitting projects that are making Canadian cities more sustainable.

A panel of global experts in architecture, engineering, sustainability, and design will judge the entries. A number of world-renowned green leaders and innovators will also serve as advisors. Winning entries will be selected based on eight criteria, including resource and operational efficiency, aesthetics, reproducibility, the use of information technology to make the buildings "smart," and the social benefits accrued from the retrofit.

The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2011. For more information about the 2011 Zerofootprint Awards, including detailed entry criteria, visit: www.zerofootprintprize.com.

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